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The Pediatric Forum
November 2007

Auditory System Damage and Anoxic Birth

Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2007;161(11):1106-1107. doi:10.1001/archpedi.161.11.1106-a

Evidence that oxygen insufficiency at birth may be among autism's many causes can be found in articles on the effects of experimental asphyxiation of monkeys at birth by Ranck and Windle,1 Lucey et al,2 Faro and Windle,3 and Myers,4 in which the primary site of injury was the midbrain auditory pathway.1-4